IV Premis Carles Santos
«Animal Repuplic» has been nominated for the Carles Santos awards, in the category best fusion album
«Animal Republic» has been nominated as finalist in the best folk music album in the 2021 Olvidi awards
«the equality achieved between vocal hegemony and absolute mastery of the instrumental»
«An excellent achievement»
«the search for beauty that does not understand races or classifications, as Saluzzi would say, simply beautiful music.»
Each song contains a new, spontaneous confluence between worldmusic, folk, flamenco, jazz and even rap. The lyrics of the songs and the atmosphere they evoke are based on the collective imagination of the animal kingdom; animals that are bestowed with human traits, as in Aesop’s fables, or animals full of rustic charm.
The swallow that carries a love letter, the snake that joins with the mother goddess and creates all living beings, the elephant that longs to enter an antiques shop to see her soul reflected in a mirror, or the giraffe, a forgotten toy in a garage, that is sure that if it can reach the sea, it will find freedom.
With soundscapes full of melancholy, joy, life and adventure, Animal Republic is a voyage into the interior of each member of Besarabia, setting free their primordial instincts and uncaging their animal within.